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Smith Must Wait to Demolish Buildings

Smith College will have to wait before demolishing two buildings on Paradise Road.

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Holyoke Takes Land for Intersection Plan

The Holyoke City Council has approved 12 eminent-domain land takings to improve a busy intersection.

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Molly Bish Family Issues Appeal

The mother of murdered teenager Molly Bish has released a letter to her daughter’s killer.

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Leverett Co-op Launches Capital Campaign

The Leverett Village Food Co-op is launching a capital campaign

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Easthampton Man Allegedly Drives Wrong-Way On Pike, Strikes Cruiser

An Easthampton man is under arrest, charged with driving the wrong way on the Mass Pike and crashing into a State Police cruiser.

Belchertown EEE Threat Critical

The Eastern Equine Encephalitis threat level has been raised to critical in Belchertown.

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Construction Continues in Northampton Amidst Toxic Soil Probe

Construction of two car dealerships in Northampton continues while possible toxic soil contamination is investigated.

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OSHA Probe of Northampton Death “Complicated”

OSHA continues to investigate a worker death at the state’s Department of Transportation facility on North King Street in Northampton.

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UMass Hosts Organic Farming Conference

Organic farmers from around the region will converge at UMass Amherst August 9th through 11th for the Northeast Organic Farmers Association conference.

Infected Mosquitoes Found in Pioneer Valley

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been found in the Pioneer Valley.

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A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Franklin County Residents File Suit Against Feds Over Pipeline

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The suit by residents of Deerfield and Northfield asks the feds to stop all activity related to approval of the project

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Amherst Ponders Puffers Pond Problems

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Officials say there's been an increase in reports of underage drinking and dogs off leash at the site

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NH Group Receives Grant From VT Yankee Parent Company

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A southwestern NH organization is getting a $350,000 economic development grant for communities affected by the closure of the nuclear power plant

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‘Gone Baby Gone’ actor is pulled from water at beach, dies

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54-year-old Sean Malone died Wednesday night at a hospital